Unlimited Hosting Without Celebrity Gossip


Not to be confused with the popular celebrity gossip website and television show, TMZ Hosting wants to make a name for itself on the Internet as one of the best web hosting services available today. Choosing the right host for your blog or website can be a somewhat stressful and time-consuming process, because you want to find a good value without sacrificing too much in terms of features and reliability.

Does TMZ Hosting fit the bill for your particular needs? In poking around what this hosting company has to offer and reading about who they are, I’d say that there are certainly a few positives here, but TMZ is not without its shortcomings either.

Shared Hosting with Free Bonuses

For most beginning bloggers and online entrepreneurs, indeed for the vast majority of website owners in general, shared hosting is usually the best option. When you go for a shared hosting plan, you share your bandwidth and storage capacity with other users on the same server. This is naturally a bit of a sacrifice, but it also means that you can save quite the bundle.

Shared hosting with TMZ can come with a few bonuses. Prepay for one year and get you get a free domain. Prepay for two years and you get two months free, a free domain, and a free SSL certificate.

Wow! Unlimited Disk Space and Bandwidth!


One of the bigger selling points for shared hosting from TMZ Hosting is that you are offered unlimited disk space and unlimited monthly bandwidth. For the uninitiated, that may sound like a stellar deal. For the more experienced, that can raise a huge red flag.

There is no such thing as unlimited disk space. The server is only so big. If it’s got 500GB of space on there, you won’t be able to upload several terabytes of data. There is also no such thing as unlimited monthly bandwidth, because the server can only handle so much throughput. This deceptive marketing makes me question the integrity of TMZ Hosting, despite what the testimonials may lead you to believe.

Reseller Hosting from TMZ


If you’re looking to make some money online as your own web hosting company, but you don’t want to bother with all the logistics of managing the physical equipment, a reseller account with TMZ Hosting may be just the thing. Clicking on the Reseller tab on the shared hosting page, you’ll find three types of Reseller accounts. Unlike the regular shared plans, these actually come with restrictions on bandwidth and disk space. Imagine that.

With the cheapest RS Regular account, you only pay $15.95 for 30GB of space and 230GB of bandwidth. Get a few clients and you’re already ahead of the game. All reseller accounts come with unlimited domains, POP3 accounts, and mySQL databases as well.

Dedicated Servers for Dedicated Gurus


Going the furthest up the pricing scale, you’ll find TMZ’s selection of dedicated servers. If you’re running high-traffic sites like John Chow dot Com, you’ll want to invest the extra money in a dedicated server. This way, you’re not sharing any disk space or bandwidth with other websites.

Each of the three types of dedicated servers available through TMZ offer dual 250GB hard drives, 2000GB of bandwidth, 2GB of RAM, 5 IP addresses, and full management. The datacenters are located in New Jersey and you are provided with root access. Prices range from $219 to $379 a month, well within the normal range for most dedicated servers.

Should You Host with TMZ?

The mention of unlimited disk space and bandwidth concerns me, because these are necessarily untrue. Without taking TMZ out for a test drive for a few months, it’s also impossible for me to speak on their uptime and technical support too.

In terms of sheer value, TMZ Hosting appears to be one of the more affordable options on the market, especially if you prepay for two years of shared hosting. That works out to under $4 a month, including a free domain.


38 thoughts on “Unlimited Hosting Without Celebrity Gossip”

  1. Zac Johnson says:

    It’s amazing how many hosting sites are out there. I’ve been hosting on my own servers for years now, and know the annoyance of pushing terrabytes of data… but then again, that’s a good thing 🙂

    1. Faisal Anwar says:

      Its always the best to have your own server, you don’t need to share with others and experience downtime on your site. However it may be costly if you think of it, unless you have a site that’s generating enough revenue to cover up and at least gain some profit.

      I have always look out for these “unlimited hosting” and stay away from them. Had some bad experience too, some even ban you from their service and didn’t even issue a refund!

      1. fas says:

        Which host are you talking about. Let us know, so we be careful.

  2. Bibokz says:

    Hmmm.. unlimited doesn’t sounds good to me, this is similar to Hostmonster. But after a few months i’m running my blog on their server, i received an email. I need to move my hosting to dedicated coz i’m con consuming too much memory bandwidth that make their server hang-up. WTF!

    1. Monty says:

      You need a dedicated server if you use more than a certain percent on shared hosting. That is what “Shared” Hosting means 🙂

  3. Edgar says:

    I currently use godaddy, is a big company.

  4. Rahul says:

    This is certainly good option for hosting solutions. And yes, the word “unlimited” does have limits as well. Yo ppl, do watch it as John also suggests.

  5. Splendid Kid says:

    I might consider TMZ Hosting for my proxy sites 🙂

  6. Monty says:

    I’m hosted with Tmzhosting since 8 months now. Good quality and excellent support. My site received 2000 visitors in a time span of 10 mins from StumbleUpon and there were absolute no problems with Tmzhosting! Its fast and affordable 🙂

  7. Josh Jordan says:

    With disk space so cheap nowadays, its pretty standard to see the words “unlimited” all over the place.

  8. ScoobySnacks says:

    i’m happy with my 1&1.com hosting for only $5/month. anyone new to purchasing webspace just needs to do their homework first and figure out which plan is best for them. most newbies will probably end up with one of the big name hosts anyways.

    1. Monty says:

      Do you track your uptime and speed? I haven’t heard good reviews about them.

  9. Peter M says:

    True that unlimited doesn’t mean unlimited for your average starter site it isn’t so bad. Most host will tell you how you can’t abuse their unlimited bandwidth for instance to host youtube like video sites. Otherwise it isn’t a bad deal until your site gets slammed with much more traffic than it makes logical sense to move towards a dedicated server. You wouldn’t wanna be on a shared server not knowing what your neighbors are running anyway.

    I use Dreamhost and they have the whole unlimited bandwidth deal, for a shared server I will say they’re not bad. And at the moment entering promo code TAKE97OFFNOW will get you a year’s worth of hosting for $27 for the first year.

  10. Is it truly unlimited disk space? What if I upload all my pictures and videos there, will they allow us to do that? seems a little strange.

  11. Ben Pei says:

    So many webhost on the net to choose from. I think they are all about the same right?

  12. I have been using SuperWebhost.com in Vancouver for the last 7 years. I have an unlimited hosting package and I love it. When they say unlimited they really mean it. One of the sites I manage uses over 40GB transfer a month and 2k unique visits a day. I am sure with some places you have to be concerned, but if you do your homework and buy local. You shouldn’t have a problem.

    Jules Money

  13. Hosting is a nightare … they are all very similar on price, but they are not all user firendly … and some are downright stubborn

  14. I’ve been with the same webhost for a few years now & I’ve never had a single problem with them. *knock on wood*

    They might want to change TMZ to something else though. I’m pretty sure Thirty Mile Zone [the celebrity site] has that trademarked.

    1. Daniel says:

      We do too :). They are a celeb site we are a hosting so they cant do anything :).

  15. Honestly speaking if you are satisfied with your current hosting company than using different hosting is really tough to change.

    So I think to grab the market they will have to offer such kind of proposal which can result to get into their net.

  16. elmot says:

    sheer honesty john, simply good of you. thanks for putting it right on the table, there is indeed no unlimited bandwith and diskspace, its totally a marketing strategy. but maybe for a newbie and uninitiated like me, this hosting is already quite good just to keep things starting on my own.

  17. I like their variety of payment methods: Paypal, MoneyBookers, AlertPay, 2CheckOut (Credit Cards)

  18. Wow it support payment with Paypal, MoneyBookers, AlertPay, 2CheckOut (Credit Cards)
    That cool hosting!

    1. Daniel says:

      We are adding google checkout soon :).

  19. Is it terribly hard to switch from one host to another? What is the protocol…will the hosting company transfer your data for you? Thanks for any help you can offer!

    1. Daniel says:

      We will actually transfer the whole website for free to our hosting with no downtime :).

    2. Depends on the company. Some will transfer the files for you & others will make you do it yourself. I’ve done it myself before, but found it pretty easy.

  20. I don’t believe in unlimited hosting 🙂

    1. Yeah, I’ve seen some hosting companies say that they have unlimited hosting, but ended up charging their clients a few months later or so.

      1. Thats no prob you just switch as soon as they try and pull a tricky on you 🙂

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  21. wow another hosting service to add to the saturated list. The pricing and pmt options are great, just hard to transfer over. This might be good for those looking to start off and searching for their first host.

  22. I’ll vouch for HostGator on this hosting discussion. I have been with HostGator for around 10 months and not once have I had a major problem. Excellence and that’s why their probably the best in the industry!

  23. Jeff West says:

    I would have to agree with Carl. I have been with hostgator over 2 years and never had a problem with them. They also transferred all my domains and files from another host free.
    It was done perfect without any problems.

  24. I’ve been using H4P and it’s expensive. But changing it is a hassle but the good thing about them is that their support is absolutely excellent. I used to bitch and moan about paying so much but one incident completely change my opinion about this. It’s the day my blog got hacked and this host recovered my blog within 3 hours. What can I say.

    Peter Lee

  25. matt says:

    Interesting… I might go for the $4.00 unlimited hosting and set up WPMU… Resell blog hosting that way

    1. Monty says:

      I don’t think you can do that lol .. 1st contact their support and then do it.. If you are account is suspended then you will probably blame the host.

  26. Jonclaude says:

    That is right there are very good offer out there!

  27. I am agree with you .such a nice blog you have shared .Thanks for sharing.

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